It’s time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: renting vs buying, actual cost of homeownership, inflation is surging, shrinkflation, post-pandemic spending sprees, how your 401(k) balance isn’t all yours, crypto in retirement accounts, free fancy phones, & Ally dropping overdraft fees.
Additional links from this episode:
- If you’re considering purchasing a home for the first time, please crunch some numbers with Zillow’s rent vs buying calculator because rents may actually be falling where you live!
- Episode 323, the Actual Costs of Buying a Home
- Episode 350, the Temptation to Spend is Getting Real
- Choosing the best cheap cell phone plan.
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